Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Mike Isabella’s Non-Mexican Mexican Joint Opens Tonight

In case you've missed the non-stop buzz, Bandolero opens in Georgetown tonight at 4 p.m. On the menu, you'll find chef Mike Isabella's take on tacos, empanadas, tostadas, and other Mexican fare. But the last time he was actually in Mexico? A decade ago. For that matter, the Graffiato chef has never been to Italy, […]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: Tikin Xic Grouper

The waiter informed me that my order of tikin xic grouper, the house specialty, would take 40 minutes to prepare. I looked over at Carrie for some guidance. It was, after all, our penultimate day of vacation, and I wasn't sure we wanted to spend 40 minutes of it waiting for grilled fish at this beach-side lunch spot […]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: Street Food

I am probably stretching the definition of street food here, since some of the comestibles I ate were actually purchased in open-air buildings that faced the street, not from free-standing carts that have to be pushed into place every morning. Regardless, the food from all of these places had three things in common: It could […]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: Enchiladas

Perhaps it's because I lived in Texas for so many years, but when I think of enchiladas, I think of the Tex-Mex variety. You know the ones: tightly rolled corn tortillas stuffed with a thick, neon-orange sludge of Velveeta, topped with a semi-spicy chili gravy, and sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese (or more Velveeta, or […]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: Huitlacoche

As I wrote nearly two years ago — ah, back when blogging was an occasional joy, not a daily slog to assault you with info and insults — fresh huitlacoche is almost impossible to find in restaurants, let alone purchase for home use.  You can get good huitlacoche at Oyamel, but even the great José […]

One Concept You Likely Will Never Find in America

The beauty of this "deli," spotted on a main drag in Playa del Carmen in Mexico, is that you can pick up a pre-made sub sandwich — and immediately follow it with an Imodium chaser. (By the way, be sure to check out the helpful and hilarious bathroom finder on the Imodium Web site; it […]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: Guacamole

Before Y&H does anything else on his first day back, I'd like to give a big round of applause to Derek Brown, Orr Shtuhl, Tammy Tuck and Bruce Falconer for their informative, funny, and hang0ver-free Two Week Bender. C'mon, folks, give it up for these two-fisted all-stars! (I say that, even though I think Mr. […]

The World’s Biggest Barbecue Cookout

I just have one question: Who the hell ate the 26,400 pounds of beef after Uruguayan cooks set up a nearly mile-long grill to steal the title of "World's Largest Barbecue" from Mexico?

The Burger King Commercial That Has Pissed Off Mexico

The country's main objection to BK's Texican Whopper commercial apparently has to do with desecrating the Mexican flag in the form a height-challenged, brightly colored luchador. Frankly, I'm surprised the tagline hasn't received more hate: "The taste of Texas with a little spicy Mexican."